|Ester Hight James, 84|
|Wednesday, May 27, 2009|
LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, May 26 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. James, 84, of Lebanon. |
Born in the Norene Community and a former longtime employee of Precision Rubber Company, Mrs. James passed away May 24, 2009 at Lebanon Health and Rehab Center.
Born November 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Horace Hendrix Hight and Ella McPeak Hight. Mrs. James was a member of the Statesville United Methodist Church, Statesville Home Demonstration Club, Golden Agers and Triple L. She also volunteered at University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by Brother Glenn Denton and Gary Thorne. Interment was in the Jennings Cemetery in Statesville.
Survivors include: children Dimple Ann (Ronnie) Sloan, Bobby James and Ed (Susie) James -- all of Lebanon; step-children Howard Eugene (Virginia) James of Tampa, FL and Ray Dean James of Richmond, IN; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; special friends Ruby Armstrong, Phyllis Hill, and Nancy Stroud.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm James, who died September 17, 1993; brothers Houston, Jesse, and Lewis Hight; sister Inez Taylor; half brothers Howard, Robert and Jim Hight; half sisters Lola Jones and Annalou Fisher.
Grandsons served as active pallbearers; the UMC Volunteers served as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.